"No Food Tastes As Good As The Way I Feel Now!"
Debi Stewart of Ridgeland, MS Lost 50 Pounds in Only 8 Months
|Height 5'5"||Before HWA (March, 2013)
||After HWA (October, 2013)
|Weight||176 lbs||126 lbs|
|Clothes||Size 14-16||Size 8-10|
|Health||Blood Pressure: 120/80||110/66|
|Cholesterol: 225 (H)||186 (normal by June, 2013)|
|Physical Activity||Minimal||Walking 2-3X per week;
Pilates, Biking, Elliptical 6-7X per week
Before I started St. Dominic's Healthy Weight Advantage, I just seemed to keep gaining weight. When I got close to 180 pounds, I knew I had to do something. I was uncomfortable in my clothes and tired of buying bigger ones. I got winded easily going up stairs, and my blood pressure was a little high. I could not exercise well because I needed knee surgery. After the surgery and during my physical therapy, I was trying to decide what to do about losing some weight.
I heard about St. Dominic’s Healthy Weight Advantage from several people and decided to look into it. The Decision-Free meal plan was exactly what I was looking for. The entrees are very good and the shakes helped keep me filled up throughout the day. I was not a breakfast eater before and now I love having a shake or oatmeal first thing in the morning. I was able to lose 50 pounds in 8 months and have since then learned how to maintain my weight loss in Phase 2. I love the accountability of coming every week and weighing. The dietician helps us and keeps us motivated. Exercise has become a way of life for me and I still shoot for burning 2,000 calories every week.
The most important thing I have learned is that this is a lifestyle change that I will be able to put to use for years to come. No food tastes as good as the way I feel now. I always try to remember that and use the tools I have learned at Healthy Weight Advantage.